Nokia 8110 aka ‘The Matrix phone’ returns with a redesign & modern specs

Remember that Nokia smartphone from ‘The Matrix’ that was also called the ‘banana phone’? Well, the Nokia 8110 is making a comeback with a redesign and modern specifications, just like the Nokia 3310 did last year.

The Nokia 8110 appeared in 'The Matrix' in 1999
The Nokia 8110 appeared in ‘The Matrix’ in 1999

The original 8110 was launched back in 1996 (Yes, that’s 22 years back!) and also appeared in ‘The Matrix’ movie. The phone had a unique curved design with a slider that revealed the keypad underneath. That was a hell of a phone at that time. The 2018’s Nokia 8110 features the same design, but it’s now better.

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The all-new 8110 brings back those memories by having the same design, and with that bright yellow colour, it looks like a ‘banana phone’. One of the best features of that slider included picking up calls and hanging them up using it. That feature has been retained in the new Nokia 8110. The 8110 is now a 4G compatible phone having a 2.4-inch colour display that is same as the one on the Nokia 3310 of last year. In fact, there is also an inbuilt App store that has apps like Facebook etc. (Whatsapp isn’t available, though!)

The phone is 4G, but the cherry on top is the fact that the phone can be used as a WiFi hotspot which might be handy in case you want to use the internet on a big screen. The phone packs a Snapdragon 205 processor under the hood which is a dual-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz. There is also 4GB internal storage and 512MB RAM. The phone packs a 17-days 1,500mAh battery with 9 days of talk time.

Juho Sarvikas, the Chief Product Officer of HMD Global, says –

There is a huge population of feature phone loyalists. We see a lot of potential in innovating in the feature phone space, not a simple redesign of the [older] 2G experience.

Well, the price is 79 Euros that comes down to about $100 or Rs 6,000. The phone is going to be available from May this year.

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